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    September 20, 2010
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friday. >> he was an amazing person, he knew how to make people smile and he knew what to say like all the time. >> reporter: erica's father says the way students from throughout the community have shared in this loss is a true testament to the popular student, football player and musician. >> right here there is a load behind the house. there were 50 to 100 business and girls from the school embracing each other, the tears, you could have watered one of these lawns with it. how the strength of all of them came together was amazing. >> reporter: as students return to class at falston high school the cry isassistant teams awaited them. >> we have a full group, we work with the department of health and mental hygiene as well to provide support for the students and the teachers if they need any assistance. >> reporter: but it's here where joey lost his life that many of the students use to
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pour their farewell messages into a makeshift memorial. mindful of the way he died. >> i guess everyone just tries to jump the gun and try to get across the road quick, we have all done it, just go, just go, if a car cease you they are not going to hit you. >> but they seem even more committed to remembering the way he lived. >> just got to be strong for him because you know what is what he wants, he wants everyone to be happy. >> reporter: in falston county, jeff haeger, abc 2 news. >> funeral plans have been set. solution will be held tomorrow at mountain christian church from 6:00 until 9:00 and weekend from 10:00 until noon followed by his funeral. the church is in jab a. 0,000 suspects spanning dozens of countries, more than 200 websites, those are the startling numbers from what agents are calling the most significant child porn bust in internet history. joce is here to talk about the local ties to this investigation.
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>> reporter: sit called operation flick earn, the child porn ring spans the global but ties to a handful of suspects here in baltimore. how authorities tracked down thousands of buyers attached to more than 200 porn websites and traced a handful of them back to our area. it's all part of an effort been going on a few years. no one has pulled back the curtain on operation flicker but we're exposing the details on this bust, the people caught buying in it and the graphic images they were hiding behind closed doors. >> you certainly can't put the images on the 6:00 news and can't describe it in the newspaper. what is in these pictures, little boys and girls being violently and painfully abused in order to produce these pictures, and these videos. is. >> reporter: tonight at 11:00 we'll tell you more about the seven local men nabbed in this international investigation and we'll give you the shocking details on the video and images they were buying online. joce sterman, abc 2 news.
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a buoy man dies outside a restaurant, 47-year-old jeffrey fitzgerald was at coconut joe's restaurant when he fell off a pier early this morning. the dive team discovered his body in the water under the pier about an hour later, foul play is not suspected here. well not a bad looking day out there. high temperatures, generally running around 77, 78 degrees. and a little breezy at times. but on the whole, good looking day. let's take a look at some of those high temperatures across the area. 76 downtown is where we are now. we were just a couple degrees warmer than that a few hours ago. frederick 77 after hitting 80 earlier today. winds generally out of the north northwest around 5 to 10 now but again gust to go 20, 25 earlier, it was windier earlier, and up and down the east coast we're talking about a crystal clear weather scenario. for now. here is the rest of the evening. down into the 60s, mostly clear skies, a gorgeous outlook rest of the night.
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later this week what a change as we go toward the first days of fall. and not a change for the cooler. we'll profile that straight ahead. rosy? >> prince george's county and college park lows are telling students to be a little more vigilant after a rash of muggings and running back reese. the most recent attack happened over the weekend along the route 1 corridor, most of the targets have been students, the man robbed on saturday was not. an update now on the doctor ho was shot last week by the son of an elderly patient in johns hopkins hospital. the hospital spokesman says dr. david cohen is in good condition after being shot in the abdomen thursday morning. the gunman, paul warren par advertise, became distraught after cohen delivered news of his mother's condition. after shooting the doctor he shot and killed his mother and then himself. nearly a full city block in towson is on the auction block. the towson commons development south of the circle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. on the county courthouse stems. the most retail spots in the
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commons are now vacant. baltimore county has no information at all on the auction, who is gonna bid, and what their tomb plans are going to be. but we'll be in a conversation with that winner no matter who they are. >> the county believes the best use for the space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. they have settle aside some money to help redevelop the commons and has pledged to do so if it grease with the new vision of the new owner. the city's barclay old gouger neighborhood is undergoing a major face lift thanks to an $85 million grant torry development. they uncovered phase 1, 35 units of for sale housing and neighborhood jobs. >> look what happens when we work together. this community is a symbol of not letting anything or anyone get in your way and distract
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you from what you though can be a better day. >> this redevelopment initiative is part of a larger effort to redevelop the bark clay-old grouper neighborhood and bring new opportunities to the area. well are you feeling congested, tired, list less and are you blaming it on a fall cold or allergy. here is susan hendrix with today's health minute. >> reporter: when it comes 20 reel estate you've got to be on your game. even though she was successful at it sarah produce ski always seemed a little off. >> i was constantly stuffed up, felt pressure in my face, headaches, that would even be back in the back of my head. >> reporter: for years sarah had suffered from sinus problems. even after numerous tests and different drugs she couldn't shake the pain and exhaustion. she finally went to a specialty list who diagnosed her with chronic sinus site is. >> they opened my breathing
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passages so i could breathe easier. >> reporter: with chronic sign you site isthe cavities around the sinuses become inflamed and swollen which interferes with drainage and causes mucous to build up. >> the ct scan can be helpful and show acute sinus site isbut the absence of findings doesn't indicate a person doesn't have it. >> reporter: loss of smell, coughing ate night, fatigue, headache, nasal congestion and post nasal drip and in some cases a fever. and treatment ranges from pills to surgery. yet even though the symptoms are easy to spot sign you site isstill continues to be miss diagnosed. >> this is an illness found in 14% of americans. internists are just not getting information. >> for sarah broad ski the surgery has made all the difference. for the health minute, i'm susan hendrix. >> according to the national centers asthma is the leading cause of illness in children and 10 million people have been diagnosed with the disease.
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certain lifestyle and genetic factors in some children may increase their chances of developing asthma. they have got the findings from the american though wassic society. if you want to find more log onto our web site and click on the health tab. well now that school is back in session scammers are back in business. possibly targeting your child. why finding those scholarships and grants may come with a bigger price than you expected in this week's scam alert. just when you thought all car washes were the same, my friends, there seems to be a difference and it's green. i'm wyatt everhart, not bad for the high, 77 normal, not bad. a little breezy, 2-degree forecast, we do have shelley forbes a winner out of baltimore, the abc 2 news umbrella. as we look at those sunny skies why the first days of fall will feel more like summer. , tax on everything you buy?
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that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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you're watching the station that works for you, abc 2 news at 6:00., well getting in early on the general election governor martin o'malley plans to blast voters with a new round of political ads, the ads that start to air tomorrow will be seen in the d.c. market. they showcase the governor's commitment to education. this past friday as aired in the baltimore region attacking governor bob ehrlich on his credibility. last week we told you about some popular scams that might snare you a shoulder and this week joce sterman is back with some other traps parents need to know about in this latest round of scam alerts. >> reporter: thinking about
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footing the bill for college is enough to make any parent feel sick. the average cost of a four-year education is nearly $40,000, that's why so many parents urge their kids to find scholarships and there are offers all over the internet and social media that the better business bureau warns you shouldn't trust big money promises because they often become a big little down. >> they tell you you are eligible for something before they look at your criteria. >> that's why angie barnett says be wary of any go or ad that guarantees they can get you scholarships and grants before they know anything about you. walk aafrom any offer that asks for up front fees for scholarship searches. >> what you want to do is find them through your college. those comforts are affiliated with financial aid, education, and who deal with legitimate grants, that's your first source. >> reporter: and you need to go
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straight to another source if you're looking for alternative ways to get your diploma for college or high school because scam schools are very common according to the bbbb. many of them claim you can help you get a degree online but you need to make sure every institution you're interested in is accredited or that diploma won't be worth the paper it's printed on. >> null and void not worth anything. >> reporter: there are plenty of programs worth your entitlement. use the internet to research schools. see how much interaction you'll get with staff and students and get background ton structures and the institution itself. use the better business bureau to check for complaints and really think about claims you can get your degree super characteristic quick. >> we love than any education takes time, money, and it takes a lot of hard work. so if they are promising you to deliver this to you in just a very short period of time it's unrelist particular. >> but following your dreams shouldn't be if you do your
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homework so you don't get scammed. joce sterman, abc 2 news. now for information on these scams head to and 2news.com and click on the scam alert tab. well supporters say it is fast growing and tasty and beautiful but critics are calling it franken fish and they are asking the fda not to approve genetically altered salmon. atlantic salmon grows in fits and starts and they found by adding genetic material from a pacific salmon and eel-like fish it helps them grow around the clock. they say these genetic fish are safe the eat and there is worry about the fishes escaping. the worry is that they'll overwhelming the wild fish and take over. some maryland car washes are getting credit for being green. one is the canton car wash where they pledge to clean your car and protect the environment all the time. they can make tap water cleaner than what you drink right now that's pretty good. this is the only clean car
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greener in maryland. he says when the jets are washing the vehicle, that's when the water goes into their state of the artery cycling trough below. >> we recover 95% of our wash water. that combines with the better chemistry than the car wash chemicals, allows us to really take the environment in the hand when we wash cars. >> they say another easy way to tell whether or not your car wash is a green one is to look at the way it handles the dirty water that comes off of your car. >> now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful diop radar doppler radar. >> kind of cold out there. >> chilly wasn't it. >> a wild scene rosy a good time. our first ever swim across america, proud to be part of
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it. >> but you don't want to be in the water tonight. >> in fact tonight, one of our coldest nights of year so far even though we're technically in these last days of summer, we might get to 90 friday. >> wow. >> kind of in the theme of this weather in 2010, right. >> crazy everywhere. >> yeah, fits and turns, let's suspect the unsuspected, how is that. >> sounds good. let's take a look outside. beautiful beautiful weather, i think that's expect the unexpected, right rosy? man, i get -- oh, i get my cliches twisted sometimes. what can i say. 76 right now out at the airport. 26% relative humidity, comfortable, beautiful weather really, winds variable at 5:00. if you're getting gusty out there earlier on today. a gem of a day today weather wise, blue skies all day long, temperatures, yeah, a little cooler today thanks to a cold front blowing through the area that did pick up the north breezes for a while but tough to complain. chesapeake beach beautiful out over the waters and let me tell
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you something you get a different perspective on the bay when you're in there and swimming around. that's for sure. if you never have done it you might want to give it a try sometime. it's different. 23, the peak wind gusts in boston today, gusted to 25 in baltimore, and gusted to 25 over at annapolis. steady wind now much less in fact right now steady wind of only about 5 to 10 out there, some spots less than that, state-wide temperatures comfortable, pleasant evening, we'll see these numbers drop sharply tonight on that north breeze, down in the 60s, eventually the 50s, and by daybreak many spots in the 40s, we'll be cool. but again a little less windy, humidity comfortably low. when you have that low humidity in the air that makes things cool off more rapidly at night. a crystal clear sky across maryland and the entire mid- atlantic. that helps things cool off sharply when you have no clouds to insulate above the ground. but over all the pattern is setting the stage for more
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sunny warm afternoons and in fact the warmth is going to continue to steadily build up. take a look. this area of high pressure is a giant one, as it slowly slides to the east we'll get out of the cool sector out ahead of that high and the warm winds on the backside of that thing are going to be what we experience here from wednesday forward into friday. each day getting hotter as again i think we could push close to 90 if not to 90 thursday and friday especially. so the reminder of our tuesday is going to be sunny. into wednesday i think mostly sunny, a few showers out to the west with a disturbance, i don't think we're going to get those, not in central maryland or the eastern shore. a few more clouds, steadily getting warmer, offshore what is left of hurricane igor. now a weak category 1 raising up into the atlantic maritimes catching a ride on the jet stream. going to be out here rapidly. bermuda got battered over the weekend but not particularly catastrophic storm there, just rough weather in bermuda a day or two. 48, clear skies tonight, a 2-
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degree guarantee, 78, mostly sunny, less windy. tomorrow night down to about 58 or so, 10 not quite as chilly overnight. seven-day forecast again the trend for more of that warm weather, i mean first days of fall looking more like summer. 87 thursday. 90 or so friday. before we get another cool shot in here, might spark a few showers into early next weekend. rosy? >> coming up tonight at 11:00, art break at a high school football game, tragedy strikes a scar quarterback just minutes after he guides his team into the end zone, plus an american man in need of a new heart goes to great lengths to get one. why he says his unconventional move was the best decision he has ever made. and why his doctors say it was a massive mistake. all that and a lot more tonight at 11:00. the port of baltimore again rates billions of dollars each year and supports tens of thousands of jobs and today a u.s. trade representative was in town to stress the importance of that industry.
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ron kirk pushed president barack obama's national export initiative to create 2 million jobs nation-wide by doubling american exports to the world and the u.s. korea free throw agreement. he says exports are the greatest opportunity for growth here in maryland. he layter toured a port of the port of baltimore. if you're looking for the best of baltimore, the 26th best issue comments out this wednesday, when writers weighing in on the best of baltimore's living, news, media dining and night life, arts an entertainment, it is published every week and was founded by two graduates of johns hopkins university. we invite you to join us for a company men maryland race for the cure, up in hunt valley. abc 2 news will be live on the air to broadcast the event sunday at 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. you can register by -- for the big race by heading to our web site at and 2news.com. when you get there click on the lifestyle tab and scroll to the right and look for "think
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pink." >> let's check out how the drive home is going. here is is a live look tonight at 97, and route 100. looks good for 97 this time of day. we'll have a complete forecast, the last forecast, coming up. >> storm gear and promotional consideration provided by l.l. bean.
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today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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well itself was a very solid day on wall street as stocks pushed through the technical resistance to set a four-month high today. the dow rose 145 points, the nasdaq is up 40, s & p 500 is up 17. >> technical resistance rosy. >> technical resistance. >> we need to know when that's going to go away and we can go all in. you know what i am saying. >> figure out how to make money. temperature-wise, mid-70s out there, no technical resistance to them falling tonight. we're going to be like in the upper 40s by daybreak tomorrow. dress warm in the morning but as we work into the middle part of the morning and then in the afternoon sunshine warms us up rapidly, in the upper 70s tomorrow afternoon, hot by the end of the week, talking 90 or so friday. get ready. >> pretty cool. >> yeah. >> i'm roosevelt leftwich, thanks for joining us, we'll see you back here at 11:00. if not we'll see you tomorrow. >> technical resistance. >> yeah.
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if they have their way, we're facing a mountain of debt and a massive tax increase. employers will continue to leave our state, taking their jobs with them. the next four years will impact the next decade, so we've put together a road map to 2020. a plan that brings jobs back to maryland by reducing spending and lowering taxes.
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let's make the maryland we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work. at 5:00. the